Kevin Zabo tossed in 23 points, Mitch Peterson made a putback just before the buzzer and Kent State beat Western Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night.
The nation's longest win streak (14 games) will be put to perhaps its stiffest test yet as Auburn on Wednesday visits its most-unfriendly environs: Coleman Coliseum, on the campus of the University of Alabama.
SMU, the defending American Athletic Conference champion, looked like it was poised to make another run, but has suddenly hit the skids and now face a road test at No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.
The stars came out to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Saturday to watch Seton Hall and Georgetown in a Big East battle.
Junior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, senior Quentin Snider matched a career high with 22 points and Louisville pulled off an 82-78 double-overtime win over Notre Dame on Tuesday night.
With the game tied in the final seconds, Kent State's Danny Pippen is short on his shot, but it gets tipped back to Mitch Peterson who scores the game winner against Western Michigan.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|5||Michigan StateMSU||Big Ten||16-3||5||78||18||34|
|9||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||15-2||9||60||9||15|
|12||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||15-3||12||22||11||14|
|20||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||15-4||20||17||19||24|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).